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xXx (2002)

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An extreme sports athlete, Xander Cage, is recruited by the government on a special mission.

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Rob Cohen

Writer:

Rich Wilkes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Xander Cage
Asia Argento ... Yelena
Marton Csokas ... Yorgi
Samuel L. Jackson ... Agent Augustus Gibbons
Michael Roof Michael Roof ... Toby Lee Shavers
Richy Müller ... Milan Sova
Werner Daehn ... Kirill
Petr Jákl ... Kolya (as Petr Jakl)
Jan Filipenský Jan Filipenský ... Viktor (as Jan Filipensky)
Tom Everett ... Senator Dick Hotchkiss
Danny Trejo ... El Jefe
Thomas Ian Griffith ... Agent Jim McGrath
Eve ... J.J.
Leila Arcieri ... Jordan King
William Hope ... Agent Roger Donnan
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Storyline

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. Written by Artemis-9

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A New Breed Of Secret Agent. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, non-stop action sequences, sensuality, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish | Russian | Czech

Release Date:

9 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Triple X See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,506,103, 11 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$142,109,382, 19 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$277,448,382, 19 July 2012
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The punk song Yorgi (Marton Csokas) quotes when he talks to Xander (Vin Diesel) about freedom is "Anarchy Burger (Hold the Government)" by The Vandals. See more »

Goofs

When Agent Toby Lee Shavers is showing Xander the kit of field equipment, a wedding ring on Toby's hand is visible in closeups of him showing Xander the bullets for the gun as well as the binoculars but is gone in other shots and continues to reappear and disappear in between frames. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henchman: [in Czech] He stole the chip, he's inside.
Yorgi: I see him.
Yorgi: Kirill! Time to work.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits except for the title. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Region 1 DVD contains 11 deleted/extended scenes. They are as follows:
  • Gibbons observing as two other NSA agents argue against having an average citizen as a secret agent, then give Gibbons the green light.
  • Xander rides in the economy class of an airplane and explains his mission to a teenage boy, telling him that it's all part of a first person shooter video game.
  • Extended version of Xander's arrival in Prague, where the Ivans stand guard while Xander tries to take a nap.
  • Additional footage before Xander enters the techno dance club.
  • The Ivans discovering the blood splatter dart after Xander shoots the police officer.
  • Extended party scene in the castle, containing a more explicit version of the pole dance scene (which was later trimmed down for a PG13 rating).
  • R-Rated version of Yorgi receiving a phone call from someone with information on Xander Cage. It features three nude girls on a bed behind him (the R1 DVD has it blurred out).
  • Additional dialogue after Xander's "Nothing like Fresh Powder" line between Xander and Gibbons regarding Xander disobeying orders.
  • Extended version of the Prague police raid on Yorgi's castle.
  • Additional dialogue between Xander and Yelena on Bora Bora, where Xander asks Yelena how long she can hold her breath.
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Connections

Spoofed in Hoodwinked! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Feuer Frei
Written by Richard Kruspe (as Richard Kruspe Bernstein), Till Lindemann, Paul Landers,
Flake Lorenz, Oliver Riedel and Christoph Schneider (as Christophe Doom Schneider)
Performed by Rammstein
Courtesy of Motor Music GmbH
Under exclusive license to Universal Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Enterprises
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Not exactly smart entertainment, but fun.
2 March 2005 | by jmuntmootcourtSee all my reviews

Look, I'm not going to pretend that this is some sort of masterpiece. Though it is basically another "generic action flick", the twists that they add to it make it worth watching. The way they incorporate their "recruitment program" into the movie is fun and original, and though Vin Diesel doesn't really "act" in it, it's a lot of fun to watch. It has a few suspenseful plot elements, and the way they incorporate his status as an extreme sports star (not a spoiler, it's in the previews) into the way he conducts himself as a secret agent makes it more believable. Ever think about some of the stunts that go on in an action movie and wonder, "Okay, exactly WHY would this particular person know how to do that?", because it seems completely unlikely that there would be some sort of training program for the stunt they just pulled off? This movie doesn't have that, because whether he's on a motorcycle, skis, or whatever, you can believe that an extreme sports star would be able to pull off what he's doing. Though the plot is as unrealistic as most movies of this genre, the stunts are a lot more believable than you'll find in most.


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